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What Can Our Pregnant Patients Do to Prevent Mental Illness in Their Children?

Topics: Practice Tools and Tips | Pregnancy

TCPR: Expectant mothers often want to come off psychiatric medications. From their perspective, mental illness takes place in the brain and won’t affect the fetus, while psychiatric medications are quite dangerous. What can we tell them?Dr. Freedman: There are risks with psychiatric medications, but the only one that is contraindicated in pregnancy

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